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World Cup 2018

  • Watch: Croatia humiliate Argentina to reach knockout stage

    Watch: Croatia humiliate Argentina to reach knockout stage

    Classy Croatia handed Argentina a 3-0 drubbing to claim a place in the World Cup knockout stage thanks to goals by Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday. Two minutes later, at the other end, Croatia striker...

  • Watch: France fans celebrate team's qualification

    Watch: France fans celebrate team's qualification

    Kylian Mbappe tapped home the all-important goal as France edged past Peru 1-0 to book their place into the Last 16 of the 2018 World Cup. A sizeable number of fans gathered at Open Waters in St George's Bay to watch the Group C match at...

  • World Cup attendances pass one million mark

    World Cup attendances pass one million mark

    Over one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organisers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark's 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia. "To date, more than 2.6 million tickets have been...

  • No sex ban for Iceland, at long as it's with the wives

    No sex ban for Iceland, at long as it's with the wives

    Iceland's players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it's with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday. When an Icelandic reporter asked if sex was banned for members of the...

  • Watch: Mbappe sends France through, Peru out

    Watch: Mbappe sends France through, Peru out

    France beat Peru 1-0 with a goal from Kylian Mbappe on Thursday to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup and crush the South Americans' hopes of progressing in their first appearance at the tournament for 36 years. Mbappe's 34th minute...

  • Blatter meets Russia's Putin at World Cup

    Blatter meets Russia's Putin at World Cup

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday evening while in Russia to attend the World Cup, Blatter told Reuters on Thursday. The Kremlin confirmed the meeting, but said it was a private...

  • Watch: Jedinak penalty frustrates Denmark

    Watch: Jedinak penalty frustrates Denmark

    Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia's World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen's superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C would go down to the wire. Eriksen's seventh-minute opener...

  • Iran's throw-in attempt is 'funniest' moment of World Cup so far

    Iran's throw-in attempt is 'funniest' moment of World Cup so far

    Iran was 1-0 down against Spain and with seconds to spare, what better time for Milad Mohammadi to try a somersault throw in? The winger, 24, kissed the ball and pointed to the sky before attempting an outrageous somersault throw-in during the...

  • Burger King apology for Whopper offer to Russian women

    Burger King apology for Whopper offer to Russian women

    Burger King were forced to issue an apology after offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday. The fast food chain promised a reward to women who get 'the...

  • Asylum seekers use World Cup to try to enter EU

    Asylum seekers use World Cup to try to enter EU

    Asylum seekers from Morocco, Nigeria, China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police told Reuters on Wednesday. They entered Russia using World Cup tickets and fan identity...

  • Watch: World Cup shoving revives painful memories for Campbell

    Watch: World Cup shoving revives painful memories for Campbell

    For former England defender Sol Campbell, the sight of players grabbing and shoving each other in the penalty box at the World Cup in Russia brings back painful memories. On two occasions that haunt England fans, Campbell wheeled away to celebrate...

  • Southgate sees funny side after dislocating shoulder

    Southgate sees funny side after dislocating shoulder

    England manager Gareth Southgate said he will have to tone down his goal celebrations after dislocating his shoulder while having a run during a day off on Wednesday. Southgate had his arm in a sling as he addressed his players at their nightly...

  • Watch: Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

    Watch: Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

    Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares. The veteran forward notched his third goal in two games...

  • Watch: "It's my World Cup" says Blatter

    Watch: "It's my World Cup" says Blatter

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attended a World Cup match in Moscow on Wednesday, saying the tournament in Russia felt like "my World Cup", but soccer's world governing body said his presence did not directly violate his ban from football...

  • Australia coach: Denmark more of a team than France

    Australia coach: Denmark more of a team than France

    France may have a glittering array of individual talent but Denmark are more of team, according to Australia coach Bert van Marwijk whose side take on the Danes in their second World Cup Group C match on Thursday. Van Marwijk's side lost to the...

  • Watch: Uruguay makes knockout stage, Saudi Arabia out after 1-0 loss

    Watch: Uruguay makes knockout stage, Saudi Arabia out after 1-0 loss

    Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to a goal from striker Luis Suarez, propelling the South Americans and hosts Russia into the knockout stage and eliminating the Saudis. Suarez, making his 100th appearance for the national team,...

  • Watch: Ronaldo earns Portugal win

    Watch: Ronaldo earns Portugal win

    Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the...

  • Watch: Japan, Senegal fans clean up stadium litter after their World Cup victories

    Watch: Japan, Senegal fans clean up stadium litter after their World Cup victories

    Videos of Japanese and Senegalese fans cleaning up after their respective World Cup matches have impressed football fans around the world. Both teams overcame their adversaries, Colombia and Poland, by a score of two to one. But rather than rush...

  • Watch: Kane sets sights on challenging Ronaldo and Messi

    Watch: Kane sets sights on challenging Ronaldo and Messi

    Harry Kane is setting his sights on challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the title of best player on the planet. Kane strengthened his status as England's leading light with both goals in Monday's World Cup opener against Tunisia but...

  • As Messi nears his 31st birthday, Maradona's shadow looms larger than ever

    As Messi nears his 31st birthday, Maradona's shadow looms larger than ever

    Lionel Messi's 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize. The diminutive Argentine captain known as "La Pulga"...